Doctoral Programs in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Lisa Natkin (PhD Program)
- By CESS PhD Program
Lisa Watts Natkin is working towards a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a research focus on sustainability leadership and program evaluation. She is UVM’s Clean Energy Fund’s Education & Outreach Graduate Fellow for the Office of Sustainability. She earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Psychology from The University of Vermont and a M.S. in Environmental Education from Antioch New England University. She taught “Introduction to Environmental Studies” undergraduate course at Keene State College and conducted evaluation research at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, IL. Upon completion of her masters, Lisa was offered the Youth Program Coordinator position at the Teton Science Schools, managing residential environmental education programs. Most recently, Lisa was the Co-Education Director at the Children’s Learning Center in Jackson, WY; running nine early education classrooms in two centers. These experiences ignited her passion for sustainability education and leadership. She is interested in integrating sustainability principles into curriculum and evaluating educational effectiveness. Lisa lives in Hinesburg, VT with her husband Jon and dog Mango.